Afternoon tea is pretty much the pinnacle of western civilisation.
And who would not want to be given the highpoint of western civilisation as their Christmas present?
Today’s Big Deal is for a sparkling afternoon tea for two at the charming No 11 Brunswick Street in Edinburgh.
Just five minutes from Edinburgh Playhouse and ten minutes from Princes Street, this welcoming hotel is set in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse – a very elegant environment for a very elegant afternoon tea.
With vouchers valid from the 2nd of January until the end of February 2015, this offer would make a marvellous Christmas gift.
Part of a terrace of townhouses, No 11 Brunswick Street combines the grandeur of classic Edinburgh architecture with opulent, contemporary facilities.
Afternoon tea is served from 2pm, Tuesday to Sunday, in your choice of the Brasserie or the cosy guest lounge. The last reservation time is 3.30pm.
This offer is for two people to have a luxury afternoon tea with a glass of sparkling wine each.
The food is splendid. All of the baking items are handmade at the hotel as are the finger sandwiches.
Here’s the menu:
Manna House Bakery bread with herb marinated olives and balsamic oil.
Fresh fruit or plain scones with flavours ranging from cranberry and orange or dark chocolate and cherry to apricot and ginger. Served with Isabella’s Preserves strawberry and Champagne Jam plus clotted cream.
Sandwich selection includes mini croissants filled with smoked salmon, dill and soft cheese or egg salad with chive and cracked black pepper. There will also be your choice of brown or white bread filled with Broon Coo brie and cranberry; sliced pastrami with horseradish cream or honey roast ham with Dijon mustard.
The daily created sweets made by the pastry chef may include cinnamon carrot cake with cream cheese icing; chocolate éclairs filled with vanilla whipped cream; lemon drizzle cake; summer berry Victoria sponge cake or mini cupcakes in a variety of flavours.
No 11 has prompted many 5pm users to leave reviews like this:
‘Had a lovely experience at No 11 for afternoon tea. The restaurant was busy with lots of other people also having afternoon tea however this did not compromise the service or quality of food – both which were excellent. Great value for money would definitely go back.’ Rating 4.6/5
As we noted, vouchers for this offer are valid from early January to the end of February.
If you know anyone who would love to take afternoon tea with a friend then this Big Deal with No 11 would make a very thoughtful Christmas gift.